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Back to The Data

Office of

Marion Berry


Total cost of 48 office trips: $93,428.07


Trips by Marion Berry
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,247.68

Destination:
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $108.24
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP/DISCUSS IMPACT OF U.S. EMBARGO
Date: May 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,874.00
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIA
Sponsor: Alabama Peanut Producers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-BILLINGS, MT-DC
Sponsor: Montana Wool Growers Association
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING, SPEAKER
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
Sponsor: COTTON GINNERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 2, 2001
Expense: $132.19
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH APCA EXECUTIVES AND OTHER REPRESENTIVES OF THE INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS ISSUES THAT COULD IMPACT THE PESTICIDE AND EROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,896.83
source

Destination: GESTHEMANI ABBEY
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: REFLECTION OF FAITH AND HOW MEMBER CARRY OUT THEIR LIVES ON CAPITAL HILL
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.30
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS AND PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,207.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,961.34
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,217.60
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN BERRY IS PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,111.99
source

Destination: DAYTON, OHIO - WASHINGTON - NEW ALBANY, INDIANA
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Jun 17, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.19
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marion Berry

Christopher Causey
William Eldridge
Andrew Grobmyer
John Haire
Patrice Hargrave
Gabriel Holmstrom
Thad Huguley
Jeb Joyce
Dana Mcgilton
Nathan Read
Kathryn Spaziani
Jen Waller
Jason Willett



American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?